Elections: 2007 Survey of State Voting System Programs (GAO-08-1147SP, September 2008), an E-supplement to GAO-08-874

Changes to the Approval Process

36. Has your state made any changes to its voting system approval process since the November 2006 general election?
(Check one)
1.
2. (Click here to go to question 39.)
3. (Click here to go to question 39.)

37. Were any of the following changes or additions made to your state's approval process since the November 2006 general election?
(Check one in each row)
    Yes No Don't know
  a. Requirements for approval of voting systems
  b. Requirements for technical documentation
  c. Requirements for vendor contracts
  d. Requirements for types of approval testing
  e. Responsibility for approval testing
  f. Responsibility for approving voting systems
  g. Requirements for re-approval
  h. Requirements for revoking approval
  i. Other (describe below)
   

  j. If applicable, briefly describe other changes or additions:

38. Were changes or additions made to your state's approval process since the November 2006 general election as a result of any of the following?
(Check one in each row)
    Yes No Don't know
  a. Adoption of new voting methods (DRE, optical scan, ballot marking, etc)
  b. Adoption of new voting system functions (e.g., VVPT)
  c. Legal decision from lawsuit
  d. Change in voter confidence in voting systems
  e. Issuance of studies or reports detailing problems with voting systems
  f. Error or malfunction identified with voting systems by other states or jurisdictions
  g. Request from state, local jurisdiction, voters, vendors, university staff or other experts
  h. Change to applicable state law
  i. Results from post-election audits
  j. Other(describe below)
   

  k. If applicable, briefly describe other reasons:

39. Do you anticipate that the approval process in your state will change or not between now and the November 2008 general election?
(Check one)
1.
2. (Click here to go to question 42.)
3. (Click here to go to question 42.)

40. Do you anticipate that any of the following changes or additions to the approval process will be made between now and the November 2008 general election?
(Check one in each row)
    Yes No Don't know
  a. Requirements for approval of voting systems
  b. Requirements for technical documentation
  c. Requirements for vendor contracts
  d. Requirements for types of approval testing
  e. Responsibility for approval testing
  f. Responsibility for approving voting systems
  g. Requirements for re-approval
  h. Requirements for revoking approval
  i. Other (describe below)
   

  j. If applicable, briefly describe other changes or additions:

41. Between now and the November 2008 general election, are any of the items listed below a reason for the anticipated changes or additions to the approval process?
(Check one in each row)
    Yes No Don't know
  a. Adoption of new voting methods (DRE, optical scan, ballot marking, etc)
  b. Adoption of new voting system functions (e.g., VVPT)
  c. Legal decision from lawsuit
  d. Change in voter confidence in voting systems
  e. Issuance of studies or reports detailing problems with voting systems
  f. Error or malfunction identified with voting systems by other states or jurisdictions
  g. Request from state, local jurisdiction, voters, vendors, university staff or other experts
  h. Change to applicable state law
  i. Results from post-election audits
  j. Other (describe below)
   

  k. If applicable, briefly describe other reasons:


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